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Chris McVey (#47858026)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone,
I started working on the McVey family tree back in 1979. After the death of my grandfather, James Preston McVey (64288185), my father came into possession of an old humpback trunk that contained a civil war flag, a couple of old double barrel shotguns, tin type photos, and the Family bible. The bible contained the birth dates of my Great-grandfather and his brothers, that was the "seed" that got me started.
I had no idea at the time how addictive genealogy could be.
I ran across Find-a-Grave during a recent research jag. It has become one of my favorite resources. I've always been an avid photographer, so I have plenty of photos from past visits to family cemeteries, I'm attempting to add them as well as the newer ones I have visited.
I hope my additions are as helpful to your research as yours have been to me.
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Ruby Angela Winter Vickers
RE: Helena Sankoff
Thanks Chris for letting me know! I have deleted my duplicate.

Added by Ruby Angela Winter Vicker... on Feb 11, 2017 7:20 PM
Anita McClung
Hallie Coleman McClung
Hallie was born in 1866 at Dempsey in Fayette County. She was the daughter of John J Coleman and Isabella Carnifix.

She was my great grandmother.
Added by Anita McClung on Sep 17, 2016 8:46 PM
Della Lilly
COX, Nellie (Moore) Mem# 107223619
Hi Chris,

"Thank You" and my sincere appreciation.

I don't think I gave you Thomas Patterson Moore, Jr.'s Memorial number. In case you would like to "take a look", his number is 20272059. I'm still searching for at least two of the children, have found the marriage record for one of them but, so far, no record of his death. As Thomas was married twice, there are "quite a few" children!

I still find it so amazing that, thanks to other Find A Grave contributors, we have been able to connect so many of our family members to those close to us, both in the Cemetery and in our hearts. I've had more than one person contact me to say "thank you" for letting me know where their "great-great" or even "great-great-great" is sleeping. Some, from several states away, have even come to visit the Cemetery, taking pictures, purchasing new grave-stones, replacing the old "hand-carved sand-stones ones, etc. Some have even flown in from our Western states to attend the yearly memorial service which is held in the "little white church" which sits at the back of the Cemetery, the church building having been built in the late 'teens/early 20's. Prior to the church building being built, this service was held outside with the participants sitting on wooden benches. Many of us care deeply about the church building and the Cemetery, with both the church building and the Cemetery having been lovingly cared for through the years. The church building itself is never locked, has no heating or lighting system, and I've been told by persons who, as far as they can determine, have no family member sleeping in the Cemetery but they often go there "just to sit in the church, mediate, pray" because of the peace and tranquility they feel just being there.

The land for the Cemetery was set aside by my Gr-Gr-Gr Grandfather, Absolem Queen (also sleeps there), he and two brothers having migrated from western Virginia. At one time, the area had a large population, a post office, etc., but now the closest house is about 5 miles from the Cemetery, the area being sparsely populated with most of the old farm-stead lands now held by the descendants and used mostly for camping, hunting, fishing, etc., by "we younger generation" members.

Perhaps some day, you could come "visit us", attend the memorial service, held every year the first Sunday in June, and, following the memorial service held in the church building (10AM-Noon), we gather for lunch (each bringing food/drinks if they so choose) at the large food table (food/drinks galore!, everyone welcome to "partake of the goodies" even if they brought none), spending the afternoon "re-connecting", taking pictures, etc., until about 3-4 PM.

Again, my sincere appreciation (this note "a bit lengthy" but we love sharing our family history with others).

To you, I pray for God's blessings and very best to you and your family .. Della

Added by Della Lilly on Jun 22, 2016 4:45 AM
Della Lilly
COX, Nellie (Moore) Mem# 107223619
Hi Chris,

"Thank You" for all you do to help other Find A Grave contributors - my sincere appreciation.

RE: Nellie (Moore) Cox - If she is not a family member of yours, would you mind transferring her memorial to me as I want to add some additional data/family members, etc.

Her father, Thomas Patterson Moore, Jr., sleeps in my very, very old primary family cemetery. I am a descendant of both the paternal/maternal families from which her father, Thomas, descends. A few of us are attempting to link the Civil War Veterans, who sleep in the cemetery, to their children; thus, my request to you.

Again, my sincere appreciation .. Della
Added by Della Lilly on Jun 21, 2016 10:29 AM
My Research
A few years ago, I published a book on the McVeys of Fayette County, WV. The book is available at Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston. You can view most of the same information here.

K. Barrera
I have a different address than is on the site, but you can reach me by email genealogist49 at
Added by Kitty on May 01, 2016 6:57 PM
Izettia McDade
RE: Clement L. Douglas
Thank you so much Farley was my gg uncle, my g grandpa's brother. I have started a group trying to find some of my Douglas family hope you will join us, called ancestors & descendants of Clement & Mazella Bowles Douglas
Added by Izettia McDade on Apr 16, 2016 6:27 AM
Izettia McDade
Clement L. Douglas
I am a gg granddaughter of Clement & his first wife Mazella. I have a tin type of the picture you have posted on his memorial it was passed down to me when my grandma, a granddaughter to Clement died.Her dad was William Franklin Douglas. I was wondering if I could post this picture on my group site on facebook called Ancestors & descendants of Clement & Mazella Douglas? Are you a descendant?
Added by Izettia McDade on Apr 15, 2016 10:37 AM
Debbie Scott
Overton Famiy
Is it ok if I use the gravestone picture for a family tree I am doing for a friend?
Thank you for all you do for findagrave!!
Added by Debbie Scott on Nov 11, 2015 7:34 AM
Path Finder
Clifford Workman
May I use some of your pictures in my online family tree? I will give you credit for the photos. Thank you Sue
Added by Path Finder on Oct 23, 2015 7:14 PM
Nel Lehman
# 107167466
Gillespie Ellsworth Lehman & wife Mary Baker Lehman, Children were: David Robert Lehman 1909-?
William Arthur Lehman 1911-1980, Harry Irvin Lehman 1912-1979, Clyde Ellsworth Lehman 1914-1973, Cora Milla Lee Lehman 1916-1983, Alonzo Burton Lehman 1918-1990, Oliver Stuart Lehman 1920-1997, Archie Milton Lehman 1922-1996, Sara Gwen Lehman 1924-1999, Oscar Hilton Lehman 1925-1991, Mildred Beatrice Lehman 1928-2009, Barbara Marie Lehman 1931-2009

Alonzo died in Columbus Ohio
Oliver died in Lorain Ohio
Cora died in California
Mildred died in Oceanside California

Just in case anyone is interested.
Nelda Bennett Lehman
Added by Nel Lehman on Oct 13, 2015 5:18 PM
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